Thursday 24 July 2014

Top 50 Things We Hate About Modern Life

Let’s face it, life is annoying.

Queuing endlessly to use a self-service check-out, only to be denied your basic human right to a single, barcode-less banana. Squeezing past a gaggle of reality TV-obsessed teenage girls, endlessly snapping selfies on their camera phones in the pub toilets. And logging onto the snail-slow internet, not only to find your Facebook feed littered with victims of the questionably coined ‘frape’, but that you’ve been trolled harder on Twitter than Nick Grimshaw in the wake of a Louis Tomlinson gag.

Living in the hyper-digitalised year of 2014, it seems, is about as irksome as it comes – especially if the results of this new survey are anything to go by.

A poll of 570 people were asked to come up with an ultimate top 50 list of things they hate about modern life.


1 Self Service Check-Outs

2 Styrofoam Cups

3 Mobile Phone Ring Tones

4 Sales Calls

5 Reality TV

6 Selfies



7 Slow Internet

8 Mobile Phone Battery Life

9 Cameras On Phones

10 Headphones Leaking Loud Music




11 Expensive holidays

12 Budget Airlines

13 Sat Navs

14 Texting While Walking

15 Poor Grammar/Spelling

16 Text Speak



17 Americanisms

18 Delivery Times Not Being Met

19 Coffee Machines

20 Premiership Footballers

21 Bread Makers

22 Gangnam Style


23 Twitter Trolls

24 Middle Lane Hoggers

25 Private Conversations On Mobiles In Public

26 Z-Listers

27 Spam Email

28 Junk Mail

29 Train Fares

30 Road Rage



31 Fad Diets

32 Celeb Fitness DVDs

33 Estate Agents

34 Being Put On Hold

35 Pot Holes




36 Autocorrect On Phone

37 Clothes On Pets

38 Excessive Plastic Surgery

39 Foreign Call Centres

40 Commuting


41 Traffic Wardens

42 Justin Bieber


43 Computer Viruses

44 Hackers


45 Political parties

46 Being Outbid On eBay

47 Seat Hoggers

48 ‘Fraping’


49 Having To Pay For Cash At A Cash Machine

50 Cracked iPhone Screens.

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